artist candy chang turned the side of an abandoned house in her neighborhood in new orleans into a giant chalkboard where neighbors can write on the wall and remember what is important to them.
neighbors and passer-byers can take chalk and fill in the blank
“before i die i want to _______”
once the wall was filled, it was washed with water and started again with a clean slate. all the responses have been documented and some will be included in a book. this project has gotten a lot of attention and now expanded to other countries around the world!!
so after seeing this simple but super dramatic community art project...
i'm now asking myself - what do i want to do before i die.
it’s super easy for us to get caught up in the day-to-day and forget what really matters.
thanks candy for this inspiring idea!
images via candy's website